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consideration. supervisor cohen. >> supervisor cohen: i want to make sure i understand exactly your issue. there was a promise made to you for the land in the back of your house? >> yes behind our back yard. >> that you would have unfettered access to. >> yes. our house is the first one before the end. our yard runs a quarter of the size of everyone else. he allowed us to use the eight square-foot area. >> based on the plans put forward it would eliminate your father's ability to garden. >> exactly. >> mr. chair, may have an opportunity to call back up and to talk to the members of habitat? >> absolutely. >> mr. devon richardson or -- >> president: if we could ask our habitat of humanity person to come up. >> is there open space? >> there are private backyards, 26 of the homes are built along the edge that faces highway 280, that caltrans property. they all have private backyards and access to that. >> what i am asking, is a roman the plans or room for some kind of shared public space? to take into consideration the community in existence to facilitate a sense of community? >> unfo
>> supervisor cohen: thank you for the presentation. i'm going to thank you and the front side for your thoughtful -- the amount of energy that is going to carry through this management audit. thank you very much for raising to our attention the importance of the responsibility that we have to ensure that we are providing safe, and habitable housing for people in san francisco, and a supervisor that represents four other cities largest public housing development i know well the challenges the housing authority and residents face. i left an hour and a half meeting with residents over at alice griffith; we deal with many of the challenges on a daily basis. not a day goes by when my staff or i are contacted or personally affected -- when i consider that i have family members that stay in these developments, or when i received complaints about maintenance, and on a positive note, good news when we receive grants from the federal government to help with the sf rebuild. two weeks ago i attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony when the mayor, i am whole community got the opportunity to
. which is fine. >> breed present, campos present, chiu present. cohen present, farrell present, kim present. mar absent. wiener present. yee present. the president you have a quorum. >> i would like to welcome our new supervisors. could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. we pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands. indivisible, one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all. colleagues we have our number twentieth, december 4, december 11 minutes. those minutes are approved. madam clerk are there any communications? >> no communications. >> -- mr. mayor. >> good afternoon supervisors and of course members are constituents of san francisco welcome to our chambers. i want to congratulate the new supervisors as well and look forward to working with everybody four 2013. was good work. questions please. >> welcome mayor lee. i want to get some of your thoughts around healthcare cost overall. question today, rising healthcare costs accumulating with fiscal liabilities represent significant challenge. >
) >> part of district 10, supervisor cohen's district. (applause) ♪ >> certainly i'm weeding in front of my house, wait for people to show up with check. [laughter] >> get ready for that, deposit with my phone there. next is an award that i think, you know, ironically it's become one of those buzz awards for nen awards. i'll be walking down the street and have someone come up and get in my face, we're going to come back neighborhood of the year, you watch. come back neighbor of the year, it's that bcs of the nen awards. and it's my honor to introduce someone who to drone deuce this award, many of you much in the southern part of the city especially have worked side by side with and do amazing things in your neighborhood, especially along merchant corridors. that's chrisy atano of the economic work force development. (applause) >> we're at the homestretch for awards. so, i've had the distinct pleasure of being able to work with many of the residents of the portola and got corrected many times how to pronounce that name. so, i am also a resident of silver terrace. it's been such a pleasure to
, vice chair supervisor cohen, third member supervisor campos. land-use committee will be chaired by supervisor wiener, by shared by supervisor kim and i would join the member of the third member. rules committee will be chaired by supervisor breed. because we have a budgeting rules committee schedule for this week these assignments are effective this friday the thirteenth. for those of you who are chairs start to work on the agenda items. >> supervisor cohen. >> supervisor cohen: good afternoon colleagues. i have several things that i will introduce today. first being two pieces of legislation that the mayor and i are introducing; introducing two ordinances to strengthen and expand our cities regulation of lethal firearms and ammunition. we have restrictions on the sale of hollowpoint and military style ammunition; we have requirements that vendors selling any type of ammunition keep records of individuals and amount purchases and make them available, and make this information available to the police department. these existing requirements and not go nearly are enough to regulat
cohen, my father, was part of the squad doing a sweep to search out and destroy the enemy in vietnam. the squad was ambushed, my father was injured in the arm. a month before his twentieth birthday. later it turns out that he was participating in a historic military operation called operation cedar falls. thank you jeff for your service and acknowledged every man and woman who serves the military. and put their lives on the line. >> thank you supervisor cohen. supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: a number of items. first of all regarding the shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. this was an unfathomable event. as a parent it hit so close to home that i am amazed i never imagined it and i have had a pit in my stomach ever since. 20 students, four for teachers and two administrators. i have a first grader. every day 34 americans are murdered with guns during president obama's final four years in office it is estimated that 40,000 americans will be killed with guns, the same amount of people killed in vietnam. says the shooting in arizona which killed six people in
to answer any questions. >> i see no questions -- supervisor cohen. >> hi, good afternoon, pam. i have a quick question about the proposal for increasing the time period for the permit, extensions from 365 days to 2 -- excuse me to 720 days. i just wanted to know the reasons for this. >> pamela levin. every month we have a meeting with the code -- citizen advisory committee of the building inspection department and one of the things that routinely came up is that people would have to come back and extend their permit even though they had, you know, it was stuck in one of the departments for a review and so in order to try to make it more advantageous for people to have permits to go through the process, to not keep coming back and having to pay again and again, we decided that we would extend it. >> okay. and another quick question about a timeline. the timeline when the ipic will be completing their infrastructure project, do you know what the timeline is, the proposed timeline? >> yes, what happens is that you have, depending upon your valuation of your permit, you have, like, for
>> supervisor cohen: aye >> supervisor farrell: aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor wiener: >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: aye 11 ayes. >> that portion of the ordinance is also passed. item 13. the resolution of holding the department of public works recommendation. roll call. >> supervisor breed: aye >> supervisor campos: aye >> president: aye >> supervisor chiu: aye >> supervisor cohen: aye >> supervisor farrell: aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: aye >> 11 ayes. resolution is adopted. >> item 14. >> president: this ordinance is passed on the first reading. next item. >> 15. >> this ordinance is passed first read. next item. >> item 16. (agenda) >> supervisor chiu. >> supervisor chiu: this item came before the finance committee last week and had a robust discussion centered around the fact that only 6 million would go into direct subsidies. we have a questions about the rest whether it was overhead. in any grant or you have 13 million in only 6 million reaches the beneficiary seems l
audit committee. my name is carmen chu. with supervisors cohen and campus. mdm. clerk we have announcements? >> clerk calonsag: turn off all electronic devices; submit cards for any speakers. each member will be allotted the same number of minutes to speak in each item. items will appear on the february 5 supervisor meeting. >> would you call item 1. >> clerk calonsag: ordinance amending the san francisco administrative code by adding sections 6.22 q and 6.42 f to require a public works contractors to pay subcontractors. >> chair: this is an item that we have been working on for quite some time. catie chang in my office among other folks and contractors have been working on ways to improve the way that we do business. one of the areas is reducing withholdings to make sure we are not the bottleneck for many of the local businesses and many small businesses and also what we can do to improve the issue of prompt payment. especially during the past few years the idea of how it is the city processes payment and get them back out to contractors is an important issue for us. if y
committee. i would like to thank supervisor cohen for her confidence in me and appreciate the chance to be with you to highlight a few of my qualifications. i have been a resident of homeowner in district 10 for seven years, a resident of the bay area for 12 years; like many transplant i have fallen in love with our city and have become an active member of our community by becoming engage in political matters in volunteering my time to support good causes. i worked in the clinton white house for three years working presidential personnel and making recommendations on, yes, political appointment in his administration. i have a decent understanding of the political process and the appointment process to be sure. my career in the bay area has been and is the development primarily in large companies now with ernst & young. i also started a food truck with friends. and i chose local vendors to support our local economy. as a district 10 to this and i committed my time to community involvement as well as an advisory committee member with the mission ymca, and supervisor avalos's district
with matt cohen, from off the grid. >> we assembled trucks and put them into a really unique heurban settings. >> what inspired you to start off the grid? >> i was helping people lodge mobile food trucks. the work asking for what can we get -- part together? we started our first location and then from there we expanded locations. >> why do think food trucks have grown? >> i have gotten popular because the high cost of starting a brick and mortar or strong, the rise of social media, trucks can be easily located, and food trucks to offer a unique outdoor experience that is not easily replaced by any of their setting any worlwhere else in san franc. san francisco eaters are interested in cuisine. there adventuress. the fact theyuse grea use great ingredients and make gourmet food makes unpopular. >> i have been dying to have these. >> i have had that roach coach experience. it is great they're making food they can trust. >> have you decided? >> we are in the thick of the competition? >> my game was thrown off because they pulled out of my first appetizer choice. >> how we going to crush
wilson-cohen teaches women how to shoot. and the idea of an assault weapons ban worries her. >> i'm very concerned and i think we are teetering on losing our rights. >> reporter: she says about 90% of her female clients buy guns to boost their confidence levels and for self-protection. >> we have females that are out there saying, "we need to ban guns," but we don't really have somebody at the table that represents women saying why we do need them. >> reporter: one of her students, jennifer wisner, struggled for months before she made the decision to buy a gun. >> to have people put limitations on what you can do after you've given it so much thought, it's kind of sad. >> reporter: she purchased a smith & wesson pistol two months ago. >> as a woman, you're not expected to own a gun. you know, for me, you give it some thought. you know, can you shoot the gun? do you want to shoot the gun? if you had to, could you? you really think about it before you ever go and do it. >> reporter: in the wake of the newtown shooting, both women say they support the call for universal background checks fo
to recognize my colleague amelia cohen a strong supporter. i want to thank and congratulate the awardees and thank you for the work that you do to bring awareness and continue to fight and i want to thank the department heads who are here, annemarie conroy who is here. i'm glad that you're here because we will need all of your help to continue this effort. we talk about human trafficking and human trafficking awareness month which begins january eleventh, it's not about this month only. it's the opportunity for us to highlight the issue but it really is something that we ought to be working on all the time when we have the budget before us. we ought to be thinking about it when we have legislation before us, as department heads and you talk about coordination, we ought to be thinking about it. i want to thank you all for being here and i hope that you bring with you sort of a renewed dedication to deal with this issue. is something that we don't need to forget about. it is often hidden. today i want to congratulate everybody. i also want to introduce our speaker that you will be hea
't cancel that project. can you work with us? michael cohen phoned me up the next day. can we cut $40 million out of this project? it was one person more responsible than any others, it's tony irons, was the architect that was responsible for the revitalization of city hall who came to my office and said, we cannot abandon this. we can't walk away from this project. we have an opportunity to really take a lot of our values and principles, particularly raising the bar as we did as a city on our green building standards, mandating the most aggressive green building standards for private construction anywhere in the united states. and showcasing them in this new building. >> the city for the sfpuc, it was critical that the building stay as a lead building. the easiest thing to do to cut out millions of dollars, let's just go from lead platinum to lead gold. but that wasn't the objective. this needed to be the best example of energy conservation of any office building in the united states. >> we became involved in the san francisco public utilities headquarter project during the time when
, but i will try to keep it brief. without further ado, our first panelist is dr. becky cohen vargas who is director of not in our schools san francisco. >> i am actually director of not in our schools which is part of not in our town. here in the bay area we have one because sometimes we think these things don't happen here, but they do. transgender student killed, gwen arejo, we have a short film. we are a move president and we are about youth taking a move to stop bullying but also intolerance with the statement not in our school, not in our town. . >> based on the idea that students can lead the way in creating a better school. >> people can do something right and you all have a chance to make a difference in a person's life. >> we're excited about the not in our school web site because it's a wonderful way for teachers and students to come together on issues of empowerment so they can learn from each other. >> if you say the word, that is so gay, is it necessary that you say something about it. >> it is a peer to peer story-sharing site. >> whenever you are able to take where some
that's called simply "lost." >> look for the light which comes from leonard cohen's wonderful piece "anthem." it talks about in every door there's a crack of light. from this dark loss we can look into the light and find the future. >> reporter: and for one artist, this debate is not for or against. >> i was brought up using guns. >> reporter: brian comes from a family of hunters in central pennsylvania. >> i think we need to think about what is proper use and improper use. >> reporter: american art has often been vocal and radical, and krauss says a call to arms is supposed to be openly political, to motivate public opinion, stir the debate. a constitutional conversation arguing about the second amendment with the freedoms of the first, and no one gets muffled. >> the exhibit is free, and the art is for sale. most of the proceeds will go towards groups pushing for kbun control. you can find details on nbcwashington.com. just search newtown project. >>> and the "today" show is up next here on nbc 4. let's find out what they're working on. >> lester holt, no longer in d.c., joins us
. is this what america wants? joining us for debate is stephan haste and sally cohen. he had also use big words. sit along by him on "special report." do you think that president obama is trying to undo reagan's legacy? we heard him talk so much about reagan when he was running for president, how much he looked up to him what did had on his mind something like where president reagan. president obama could make liberalism safe for america. could spread the gospel progressive values just as president reagan did with conservatism. i think it's working. to the extent that he is committed to doing it i think it's working. we remain a center right country. >> charles, do you agree with charles krauthammer and stephan hayes? this seems to be the moofl president obama is making or was it there all along. >> i'm confused as to which ronald reagan we are talking about. ronald reagan was the guy who gave amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants. raise taxes 11 times. and supported the brady gun violence bill. so there is is that ronald reagan. then there is the ronald reagan sort of fictional ronald
>> president: aye >> supervisor cohen: aye >> supervisor farrell: aye >> supervisor kim: aye >> supervisor mar: aye >> supervisor wiener: aye >> supervisor yee: aye >> supervisor avalos: aye. >> there are 11 ayes. >> motions approved. let's take up supervisor mar's resolution first. made a motion to adopt the resolution. could have a second? is there any public comment to declare january 27 as patricia thompson day in san francisco. without objection this resolution adopted. on the second resolution, supervisor cohen, commemorating the 150th anniversary of emancipation proclamation. this resolution has the requisite -- finding. any additional public comment? public comment is closed. and we take this item same house same call. commemorating the 150th anniversary of the emancipation profanation is adopted >> >> in memoriam. the late robert morgan. on behalf of supervisor avalos for the lake mark anthony burrell. >> more business in front of his body? >> that concludes all items. >> this meeting is adjourned. go niners.
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